Re: base dependency warning
> Since Adam tells us this is no longer true and the boot-floppies team
> decides what goes in the base system, and since we seem to have a consensus
> that the base section is then unnecessary, policy needs to be updated.
> Since other parts of policy refer to "the base system", we still need some
> definition of what that system is, or quite a few paragraphs (see end of
> this email) would need to be changed. Here is one way we could reword policy:
> | 2.3.6. The base system
> | The base system is a minimum subset of the Debian GNU/Linux system that is
> installed before everything else on a new system. Thus, only very few
> | packages are allowed to go into the base system to keep the
> | required disk usage very small.
> Most of these packages should have the priority value `required' or at
> least `important', and many of them will be tagged `essential' (see
> You must not place any packages into the `base' section before this has
> been discussed on the `debian-devel' mailing list and a consensus about
> doing that has been reached.
I sort of agree with Joseph Carter. The last paragraph still talks
about the base *section*, which doesn't make any sense any more. At
least this should be rewritten to say "base system". But maybe we
need to talk about the debian-boot mailing list instead or in
Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
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